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Supermarine Spitfire W3797 Mk Vb Const #1979, Built at Chattis Hill.
FF 20-8-41, Delivered to No 33 MU 21-8-41, assigned to 91S 29-8-41, Cat AC on Op's 10-1-42, ROS, assigned to 5th FS, 52nd PG USAAF 6-8-42, transferred to 109Obs Sqn 67 Obs Grp 8AF 2-2-43, Air collision with W3505 crashed Chetwynd Salop CE 14-2-43, SOC.




  • Joseph Warburton

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) As a pilot in Reconnaissance Group, his Spitfire W3797 was involved in a mid-air collision during a training flight 14 Feb. 1943 with another squadron plane Spitfire W3505


  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Chattis Hill, Spitfire Ln, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6JS, UK 20 August 1941

Built at Chattis Hill. First flew 20-8-41.

Delivered Royal Air Force, Raf Station Lyneham, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4PZ, UK 21 August 1941

Delivered to No 33 MU 21-8-41.

Assigned Hawkinge, Kent, UK 29 August 1941

Assigned to 91 Sqn 29-8-41.

Combat damage 10 January 1942

Cat AC damage on Op's 10-1-42.

Repair On Site ROS Hawkinge, Kent, UK 11 January 1942 – 5 March 1942

Repair On Site.

Assigned Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 6 August 1942

Assigned to 5th FS, 52nd PG USAAF 6-8-42.

Transferred Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 2 February 1943

Transferred to 109th Obs Sqn, 67th Obs Grp, 8thAF 2-2-43.

Crashed Chetwynd, Newport, Telford and Wrekin TF10, UK 14 February 1943

Mid air collision with Spitfire W3505 crashed Chetwynd Salop Cat CE 14-2-43, pilot Lt Joseph R Warburton KIA.

Struck Off Charge SOC Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 15 February 1943

Struck Off Charge.


Date Contributor Update
22 September 2015 15:49:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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